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Fans aren’t happy with the new version of Chrono Trigger on Steam

Square Enix has released the ‘definitive edition’ of the classic JRRG, Chrono Trigger, on PC via Steam.

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Square Enix has released the ‘definitive edition’ of the classic JRRG, Chrono Trigger, on PC via Steam.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest video games ever made, Chrono Trigger, is now available on Steam for the first time. The new edition of the game includes two extra dungeons that were originally introduced with the 2008 Nintendo DS version: the Dimensional Vortex, and the forgotten Lost Sanctum dungeon.

Unlike the bungled visual spruce bestowed upon the recent Secret of Mana remake, the Steam release Chrono Trigger features updated visuals that preserve the look of the 1995 SNES original. The soundtrack has also been remastered under the guidance of original composer, Yasunori Mitsuda.

Other quality of life additions include support for both controllers and mouse & keyboard, plus a new auto save function.

That doesn’t mean fans are happy, however. A quick look at the game’s Steam page shows a Mostly Negative response from players who are not particularly impressed that Square Enix’s self-proclaimed ‘definitive edition’ is a port of the 2011 mobile version, rather than a bespoke update.

Still, if you do buy Chrono Trigger on Steam before April 2, 2018, you’ll also receive a nice collection of digital bonuses. The bundle includes six PC wallpapers, Mitsuda’s soundtrack liner notes, and a digital song file containing a medley of five fan-favourite music tracks: Far Off Promise, Wind Scene, Battle with Magus, Corridors of Time, and Chrono Trigger.

To coincide with the Steam release – and because they seem to be one and the same thing – the iOS and Android versions are also receiving an update which adds many of the same enhancements, as well as cloud save and AppleTV support.


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